Thank you for stopping by my page! This is an exciting and wonderful time for me as I continue to grow and build my passion that is photography, and I am excited to share it with you!
Let me start by introducing you to my greatest muse.....my son, Wesley! This little coy con artist stole my heart in unexpected ways. As a self proposed animal lover...not baby lover.....I didn't realize what an impact he would make on my life. I always knew I wanted children, but I certainly didn't ever imagine myself becoming an at-home-mama or starting this business all because of the changes he's made in my life. Funny how that happens, right fellow parents?
The images in this post were some of my earliest work (except for the one of me holding him, that was taken by my husband). While I cringe a little when I see them (I have learned so much since then!) I am also very proud to see my wonderful little boy as I saw him then.
Wesley was born on August 26th, 2014. At that point I liked photography, but had not devoted any time to learning the craft. Just a week after he was born, a spark was born when I took him in for his newborn portraits. His photographer was the awesome Kelly Wilson and the experience that I had with her inspired something in me. The relaxing, creative atmosphere of her home studio, the trust she created with us and with Wesley, and of course the beautiful images she created spoke to a part of me that I had been keeping quiet. My creative muse. That little muse (which sounds a lot like my mother, lol) was screaming at me from behind a closed door. She said, "This makes you happy! Creating something precious to be cherished! This is what you should do with your days!"
After that session I started to look into the technical and artistic aspects of photography. I have always considered myself equally right brained and left brained (having a doctor for a father and an artist for a mom will do that to you) and photography grasps at both of those sides of me. It of course took a lot of time and it wasn't until over a year later that I entertained the thought of actually opening the business, but I am so glad that I did!
So my thanks goes to Wesley, my patient husband, and to Kelly Wilson who inspired me! This is going to be a lot of fun and I hope to see it grow beyond my dreams. I believe it will touch the lives of many, more than I know, and I have faith in my Lord that he will use my talents and hands to do good things with his creations.
Thank you for sharing this with me!
- Corrie Graybill